Lionel Messi was only on the pitch for 24 minutes but his debut appearance sure made a splash. Not only was he fouled more times during the brief cameo than any other player, but he also broke viewing records in Spain.
The Ligue 1 match set a record to become the most viewed French league match in Spanish viewing history.
A total audience of 6.7 million Spanish viewers watched the PSG game against Reims. Comparatively, that's over 10 times the amount of viewers who watched Barcelona's match last night against Getafe (~500k).
Messi's former Barca teammate, Gerard Piqué, took advantage of Messi's debut by serving as one of the Spanish broadcasters.
Meanwhile, wantaway Kylian Mbappe is expected to stay at the club at least for another season. The French striker scored a brace in last night's victory over Reims.